As someone who loves wine but always struggles getting the cork out of the bottle, this product is a great idea, but today the Coravin "Wine Access System" is at the top of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) recall list.
The wine opener works by inserting a hollow needle into the top of a wine bottle's cork, and voila the vino can be poured without removing the cork. Unfortunately, the CPSC says, "Coravin has received 13 reports of bottles breaking including one in which a bottle burst into four pieces and resulted in an injury involving two chipped teeth and a laceration that required stitches, four in which the bottles cracked and leaked, and eight in which bottles broke into two pieces." Yikes!
The CPSC warns if you have this wine opener system in your house to stop using it, your wine and health could be at risk.
Coravin sold about 65,000 wine delivery systems in the US and about 640 in Canada. The wine dispensing systems were sold online and at wine shops during the past year. They sold for about $300.
The recall notice says the company will send you a repair kit which sounds interesting... It has a neoprene wine bottle sleeve which will contain any broken glass when a bottle breaks and new warnings about the dispensing system including not using it on wine bottles that appear damaged.
To get this "kit" just contact Coravin toll-free at (844) 267-2846 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.coravin.com, and click on “Important Safety Announcement – Recall to Repair” for more information.
For complete details on the recall check out this link on the CPSC's website.